Senior Transport Planner

Chelmsford, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JACOBS is one of the worlds largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services. We offer a full-spectrum of consultancy support to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors.

Our Transport Planning Business

Jacobs is heavily involved in helping to transform the world's transport system to deliver a less congested, high quality and reliable services for travellers, and businesses. During the past 20 years the company's transport planning team has developed an impressive array of skills and a considerable track record of achievement. Our extensive portfolio of projects involves working with various major clients in the transport industry, including local authorities, private sector and government, throughout the UK and Ireland. We also have an extensive track record overseas proving services in Mainland Europe, India, the Middle East, South America the United States of America and Asia.

Unprecedented growth in Essex and the east of England has seen Jacobs' partnership with Ringway Jacobs and Essex County Council become the largest single local Authority framework in Jacobs portfolio, offering Jacobs employees the opportunity to work across all areas of highway infrastructure delivery. The diverse nature of this framework offers projects from small municipal schemes to major projects exceeding £100 million. The main contract office is Chelmsford, which is less than 30 minutes from central London and within easy access of the M25 Junction 28.

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced transport modeller within our Transportation team in Chelmsford for you to make your mark and influence the continuing growth of Jacobs.

Primary Job Responsibilities

As a Senior Transport Planner you will be involved in managing the delivery of a wide range of strategic transport projects, primarily on behalf of Essex County Council, but with opportunities to engage with colleagues from across the UK. In order for you to fulfil this role you must therefore have a detailed knowledge and experience of using standard modelling packages and recognised transport appraisal techniques.


A numerate degree is essential. A BSc in Engineering, Mathematics, Geography or Economics would be preferred. We will also expect:
  • Proficient in two or more standard strategic or micro-simulation transport modelling packages, e.g. VISUM, SATURN, CUBE, EMME, VISSIM, S-Paramics.
  • Ability to build networks and run scenarios with limited supervision.
  • Experience of collecting and analysing traffic data.
  • Experience of building demand matrices, including data processing, demand modelling and forecasting.
  • Ability to produce clear, precise and coherent analysis and reports from transport models and transport appraisal techniques.
  • Ability to work both as part of a sophisticated multi-disciplinary team as well as possessing the ability to work independently to solve problems.
  • Degree qualified, you will have experience as a Transport Planner for road and/or public transport studies with the ability to contribute to the success of a range of high profile transport projects.
  • Experience of project and client management covering programme, resources, finance and quality control.
  • Track record of successfully mentoring and developing junior colleagues and sharing technical knowledge.
  • Demonstrate collaborative behaviours and engaging style of delivery.
  • MSc in Transport or equivalent experience.

  • Wider experience of local transport planning work e.g. travel plans, network management, Business Case development etc.
  • Experience in working with junction modelling software (e.g. Junctions8, TRANSYT, LINSIG etc).
  • Experience of statistical analysis / programming.
  • Chartered Engineer or other relevant professional accreditation (Chartered Membership).
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